Matoi works at a shrine and wants a normal life but if that happened we wouldn’t have a story.
I’m torn. Part of me hated this and the other part of me really wants it to end up being good. I know that it wasn’t what I expected. I expected silly girls handing out good luck charms and maybe a Sailor Moon style transformation with a battle that ends in hearts and rainbows. And we kind of get that (minus the hearts and actual transformation sequence but not the rainbows). Only that’s about half of the run time. The rest of the time we get an opening that actually felt a bit dark and could’ve even been menacing if not for the terrible English being thrown around and a bit of a crime story with the detective (father character) running around trying to track down some guy who is possessed. It’s like there are two entirely different tones and storylines being mushed together and the result is not entirely disasterous but neither is it satisfying and I really do not know whether this show is going to be any good or not from this episode.
On that note, I’ll have to give it a couple more episodes yet.
Matoi the Sacred Slayer is available on AnimeLab.